The Problem of Evil

The Problem of Evil

We live in a rapidly changing world, and the church seems to be losing influence and respect. Culture is ‌discussing many hot topics, and the church should not be afraid to enter the conversation. The Bible is not silent on the problems we are facing, so let’s humbly talk about the topics that are important in our world today.

Today, we tackle another hot topic. If God is all-good and all-powerful, why is there so much evil and suffering in the world? God is working his long game of redemption. Our hope is in trusting the character of the God who made us and loves us.

Sermon Notes

Before we seek to answer why bad things happen, we need to let others know that we care about their pain

  • James 1:19 NLT

We live in a world with tension – there is a God who loves us, and yet evil still exists

  • Romans 8:19-21 NLT

Four truths that we need to remember:

1 – We will all experience the effects of evil

  • Job 42:1-5 NLT
  • 1 Peter 3:18 NLT
  • Hebrews 2:17-18 NLT

2 – God is not the author of evil

  • 1 John 1:5 NLT
  • James 1:13-17 NLT

3 – God can take evil and make something good out of it

  • Romans 8:28 NLT
  • Romans 5:3-4 NLT

4 – One day, evil will be defeated and eliminated for eternity

  • 2 Peter 3:9 NLT
  • Revelation 21:1-5 NLT